New Year: Gov Lalong Pardons 4 Prisoners
1 January 2019 News
Governor, Simon Lalong of Plateau state has granted pardon to four prisoners serving various jail terms in Plateau State as part of activities heralding the new year.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Mr Mark Longyen, Governor Lalong approved the granting of pardon to the convicts in commemoration of the New Year, 2019.
Longyen said the Governor took the decision after consultation with the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, and in exercise of his power of Prerogative of Mercy.
It added that the sentences of three of the convicts were commuted to absolute pardon, while the third convict had his life sentence commuted to 21 years.
Those who received absolute pardon are Abdullahi Musa, Rev. Samson Bisat, Absolute pardon and Chikwu Anadi
While Emmanuel Ochiba had his Life imprisonment commuted to 21 years jail term.
Lalong called on people of the state and the nation at large to commit the year 2019 to sobriety, penance, forgiveness and fervent prayers for divine intervention, stressing that no challenge under heaven is immune to the power of prayers.